Earl Grey Black Tea
Earl Grey tea is traditionally a black tea that is flavored with oil of a citrus called bergamot. Its name comes from Charles Grey, second Earl of Howick. Charles Grey was a member of Parliament in the first part of the 19th century and served four years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1830 to 1834.
How Earl Grey is made?
The Grey family loved the tea and Lady Grey began serving it in her social circles in London. The family never called the tea “Earl Grey Tea”. The Twinings tea company named it later in the 19th century.
To this day, the Grey family does not promote the tea name or Charles’ reputation with the tea: they want him remembered for the positive contribution he made toward social and political equality within the United Kingdom. You could visit the Grey home, Howick Hall, in Northumberland and have Afternoon Tea in their lovely tea room.
Citrus bergamia, whose fruit is known as the Bergamot orange, is a small tree cultivated especially for the olfactory properties of its fruit. Regions of southern France, Turkey, as well as the Republic of Cote d’lvoire in south Africa currently commercially grow bergamot.
In general, you can expect your Earl Grey to have 30 mg of caffeine per cup, with some blends having even double the amount. Therefore it is not recommend to drink at night or in the evening.
Tasting: Earl Grey has a citrusy flavor. This citrusy taste is due to the addition of natural bergamot oil to Assam black tea. It is perfect for the afternoon.
Preparation: in teapot or a teacup. Steeping time: 4 minutes / 100 ° c / 2-3g (1 tsp. dessert) / in 100 ml.
Enjoy your cup of favourite black tea!
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